Like all carnivorous animals, cats need to have clean, sharp and strong teeth, dental care is essential for their health. Some symptoms of poor oral hygiene in cats are swollen and red gums, tooth loss, and bad breath.
Caring for your cat’s teeth is very similar to that of people. Simply brush it, rinse it and if possible floss.
In case you need it, in this post we explain how to brush your cat’s teeth correctly.
Tips to maintain your cat’s oral health
Get him used to brushing his teeth from a young age
It is normal for cats to resist having their teeth brushed, but by doing it from a young age you will be able to establish a routine and the animal will end up adapting. The most effective way is to do it through direct contact.
Of course, cats and dogs do not know how to spit, so using mouthwashes for humans is out of the question. A simple rinse of drinking water, gels or foams specially designed for use in animals, is a very good option to ensure a total cleaning of teeth, gums, tongue and palate.
Use food as an ally
Felines love their food, so there is nothing better than providing them with dry food, which helps clean their teeth when they chew. If your cat is on a wet diet, encouraging him to chew is a good way to start caring for his teeth.
Perform visual inspections
Bad breath, excessive drooling, and bleeding or swollen gums can be signs that there is a problem with your pet’s teeth. Like tooth loss and eating problems.
Make visits to the vet
If you simply want to know how to achieve better hygiene in your feline’s mouth or because you have noticed something in it, a visit to the vet is essential. He will probably take care of a professional cleaning for your pussycat friend.